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China marks national day with mass air incursion near Taiwan

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TAIPEI, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Taiwan’s air force scrambled again on Friday to warn away 25 Chinese aircraft that entered its air defence zone, the defence ministry in Taipei said, the same day as China marked its national day, the founding of the People’s Republic of China. Chinese-claimed Taiwan has......

S&P 500, Dow gain amid inflation concerns, debt ceiling debate

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Dow top gainer, boosted by Boeing Fed Chair Powell expresses frustration over supply chain woes Indexes: Dow up 0.26%, S&P rises 0.16%, Nasdaq off 0.24% NEW YORK, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Wall Street ended firmer on Wednesday in a partial rebound from the previous day’s broad sell-off, with remarks from......

North Korea says it test-fired new hypersonic missile

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SEOUL, Sept 29 (Reuters) – The projectile North Korea fired off its east coast on Tuesday was a newly developed hypersonic missile, state news media KCNA reported on Wednesday, the latest in a series of new weapons tested by the reclusive state. North Korea fired the missile towards the sea......

U.S. says Chinese government blocking airplane purchases

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U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo speaks during a Reuters interview at the Department of Commerce in Washington U.S., September 23, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque WASHINGTON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said on Tuesday the Chinese government is preventing its domestic airlines from buying “tens of billions of......

N.Korea fires missile, accuses U.S. of ‘double standards’

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SEOUL, Sept 28 (Reuters) – North Korea fired a missile towards the sea off its east coast on Tuesday, South Korea’s military said, as Pyongyang called on the United States and South Korea to scrap their “double standards” on weapons programmes to restart talks. The missile was launched from the......

China condemns Britain for Taiwan Strait warship mission

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Officers of the Indonesian Navy greet the crew of the visiting British Royal Navy ship HMS Richmond docked at Tanjung Priok harbour in Jakarta May 22, 2011. REUTERS/Supri/Files BEIJING, Sept 27 (Reuters) – China strongly condemned Britain on Monday for sailing awarship through the sensitive Taiwan Strait, saying it was......

China’s biggest air show to display self-sufficiency drive, military prowess

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Airshow China to open on Tuesday in southern city of Zhuhai Local firms have ramped up presence as travel restricted Display debuts include AG600 and Wing Loong II drone ZHUHAI, China, Sept 27 (Reuters) – China’s drive for self-sufficiency in aerospace and its growing military prowess will be on display......

Erdogan: Turkey intends to buy more Russian defence systems

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York City, U.S., September 21, 2021. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/Pool ISTANBUL, Sept 26 (Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey still intended to buy a second batch of S-400 missile defense systems from Russia, a move that......

North Korea says hope is alive for peace, summit with South

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A North Korean flag flies on a mast at the Permanent Mission of North Korea in Geneva October 2, 2014. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo SEOUL, Sept 25 (Reuters) – North Korea is willing to consider another summit with South Korea if mutual respect between the neighbours can be assured, state news......

White House says millions of government contractors must be vaccinated by Dec. 8

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WASHINGTON, Sept 24 (Reuters) – The White House said on Friday that millions of federal contractors must be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dec. 8 and that the administration will add clauses to future government contracts mandating inoculations. President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Sept. 9 requiring federal contractors......

Analysis: Climate and COVID cast shadow over jet demand outlook

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A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800 plane is seen at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in the Greater Los Angeles Area, California, U.S., April 10, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo Aircraft investors struggle to assess climate impact Values of older aircraft undermined Some fear newer aircraft’s lives will be shorter LONDON/TOULOUSE, Sept......

U.S. House approves $1 billion for Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ missile-defense system

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WASHINGTON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to give $1 billion to Israel for its Iron Dome missile-defense system, two days after objections from the most liberal Democrats forced leaders to remove it from a broader spending bill. The measure passed by 420......

Algeria closes airspace to Moroccan aviation as dispute deepens

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ALGIERS/CAIRO, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Algeria’s supreme security council decided on Wednesday to close the country’s airspace to all Moroccan civil and military aircraft, the Algerian presidency said, less than a month after it cut diplomatic relations with the Kingdom. The decision came “in view of the continued provocations and......

NASA splits human spaceflight unit in two, reflecting new orbital economy

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Sept 21 (Reuters) – NASA is splitting its human spaceflight department into two separate bodies – one centered on big, future-oriented missions to the moon and Mars, the other on the International Space Station and other operations closer to Earth. The reorganization, announced by NASA chief Bill Nelson on Tuesday,......

Military aid for Israel removed from U.S. funding bill, but leadership pledges vote later this week

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WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday removed $1 billion in military funding for Israel from legislation to fund the U.S. government after objections from liberals in the House of Representatives, but party leaders pledged to bring the matter up again later this week. Some House Democrats objected......

Australian documents showed French submarine project was at risk for years

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SYDNEY, Sept 21 (Reuters) – France should not have been surprised that Australia cancelled a submarine contract, as major concerns about delays, cost overruns and suitability had been aired officially and publicly for years, Australian politicians said. Paris has recalled its ambassadors from Canberra and Washington, saying it was blindsided......

SpaceX capsule with world’s first all-civilian orbital crew heads for splashdown

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Sept 18 (Reuters) – The quartet of citizen astronauts comprising the SpaceX Inspiration4 mission began their descent from space en route to a splashdown in the Atlantic on Saturday to complete a three-day flight of the first all-civilian crew ever launched into Earth orbit. In preparation fortheir return to Earth,......

China enters Taiwan air defence zone a day after military budget boost

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Chinese and Taiwanese national flags are displayed alongside a military airplane in this illustration taken April 9, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration TAIPEI, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Taiwan’s air force scrambled on Friday to warn away 10 Chinese aircraft that entered its air defence zone, Taiwan’s defence ministry said, the day after......

A ukulele in space? Inspiration4 crew shows a playful side in orbit

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Sept 17 (Reuters) – A 42-year-old data engineer on the first all-civilian astronaut crew to reach orbit made some spaceflight history on Friday, with a zero-gravity ukulele performance in a SpaceX capsule hundreds of miles above Earth’s surface. Chris Sembroski, a Lockheed Martin employee and U.S. Air Force veteran, strummed......

In escalation over submarine deal, France recalls envoys from U.S. and Australia

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French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian attends a joint news conference at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany September 10, 2021. Jens Schlueter/Pool via REUTERS PARIS/CANBERRA/WASHINGTON, Sept 17 (Reuters) – France plunged into an unprecedented diplomatic crisis with the United States and Australia on Friday after it recalled its ambassadors......

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